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NUIG and Grainne Mhaol to Fore at Carrick
NUIG and Grainne Mhaol took the National rowing Head senior fours crown at the Carrick-on-Shannon head of the river. The senior doubles title went to the UCC/Galway Rowing Club combination of John Wholley and Danny O’Dowd. Carrick-on-Shannon Head of the…
Cork Crews Rise to the Top at Cork Head
Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam,…
McCrohan and Maher Fastest in Newry Test
Lightweight scullers Michael Maher and Siobhan McCrohan were the fastest man and woman at the five-kilometre time trial at the Rowing Ireland National Assessment in Newry today. McCrohan  won her battle with fellow lightweight Claire Lambe, and her time of…
Elite Rowers Set High Standard in Newry
A number of Ireland’s elite rowers set personal bests during the ergometer (rowing machine) tests yesterday, the first day of the two-day National Assessments in Newry. Top heavyweight oarswoman Sanita Puspure knocked three seconds off the time she set in…
Moynihan and Nixon Fastest Scullers
Cathal Moynihan was the fastest single rowing sculler at the inaugural two-blade National Head, hosted by St Michael’s in O’Brien’s Bridge. Holly Nixon, a junior, was the fastest woman. Juniors also did well in the pairs events, with Presentation joint…
O'Brien's Bridge is Venue for First Head of River Race
Over 1000 rowers to compete in Rowing Ireland's first National Head of the River race this weekend Over one thousand rowers from clubs across the country, including crews from Northern Ireland, will gather at O'Brien's Bridge in Co. Clare for…
Puspure and Under-23s the Indoor Stars
Under-23 athletes and heavyweight single sculler Sanita Puspure were the stars of the show at the Rowing Ireland Indoor Championships at Dublin City University. Puspure was by far the fastest woman, in 6 minutes 49.4 seconds, but Eimear Moran of…
Newry Assessment Cancelled
The Five-Kilometre National Assessment fixed for Newry on Sunday has been cancelled. Ireland Rowing performance director Martin McElroy said that the forecast was for very low temperatures in the area and the canal may be frozen. McElroy said that the…
Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Month for November. The Old Collegians sculler had an outstanding result at the the British Indoor Rowing Championships. She took silver in the open women’s category – only 3.2 seconds behind double…
Muckross Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. Snow and below zero temperatures are forecast for the rowing venue, along with strong winds.  Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click this link for the Latest Rowing…
O'Neill Honoured in New Zealand
Rowing vet Sean O’Neill from Limerick has been honoured in New Zealand. The Limerickman was this week named the Marlborough Express/Blenheim Round Table Sportsperson of the Year. O’Neill’s father, Tom, attended the ceremony in Marlborough. The 30-year-old came out on…
Queen's Fifth in Fours Head in London
Queen’s Unversity’s rowing elite four of Colin Williamson, Rory O’Connor, Abdulrahman Mohamed and Jonathan Mitchell finished fifth at the Fuller’s Fours Head of the River in London today. At the Bann Head of the River on Saturday, the host club’s…
Fifth-Place Finish for O'Neill's New Zealand Crew
Sean O’Neill had to settle for fifth place in the A Final at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand today. The Limerickman rowed in the six seat of the New Zealand eight which put up a good fight in…
UCD's Senior Eight Fastest at Neptune Head of the River
UCD’s men’s senior eight were by far the fastest crew at the Neptune Head of the River at Blessington, with 25 seconds to spare over their nearest rivals in the eight, University of Limerick. The UCD women’s eight also topped…
Chambers a Coleraine Golden Boy
Richard Chambers from Coleraine took gold at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand today as the Britain lightweight four won an extremely close race. Another Coleraine man, Alan Campbell, made the podium in the men’s single scull, where he…
Fifth Place at World Championships for Ireland
Ireland’s adaptive coxed four took fifth place in the A Final of the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand this morning. The crew of Anne Marie McDaid, Sarah Caffrey, Shane Ryan, Kevin Du Toit and cox Helen Arbuthnot found themselves…

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